I get knocked down – and then I ghost out


I was queuing solo for WSG and most of the BG’s had a premade component to them.

There was 6 from one realm ( they qued  doing a ‘pop’   – all enter at once to bypass the 5 man restriction)  who demanded I go heals.  I have come a long way from the refusing to heal for people.  But Holy in BG’s in painful even when you know your team has your back.  Spurting out some flashes and renews only to be stampeded by the opposing team is not my idea of fun for a complete bunch of strangers.  1.3 resil in a Pvp dps spec, and all the wonderful trappings and stuns, silences and fears  I have,  I was better off staying in Shadow,  and healing if someone  needed –  and they did have hybrids on their own team.  After asking them – why they que’d as premades without heals,  I told them no.  ” I let them down” apparently.

There was a premade from Kilrogg that managed to get 7 in  and they all ghosted out when they found themselves getting farmed by a superior horde team- as per the above Screenshot.  Take my word for it that it wasn’t just a bad rez timer.  Yes stupid me went for the flag anyway – it was better than being a spirit ball ghosting out. I gave the premade some choice words  – eg ” You’re a premade – why aren’t you trying?”  To which most of them responded ”  It’s to0 hard..  or we are gonna lose anyway..   and the BEST response ever to my “See you in the bottom 5% of rated” was  “Your wrong – there will be people worse than we are”

I told them they had an opportunity to try different stats,   and not stand in the GY getting farmed.  If I could sneak over every time.  Down the ramp,  over the tunnel,  so could some of them if they had tried.

I’ve been a farmer.  It’s a strat that works.  Keep them in the GY.  This only works if the team is stupid enough to stay in the GY. So yes it works often – don’t be stupid.  Think outside the GY.

I was perusing a guilds recruitment website the other day, and one of the questions was a long the lines of picking a song that represents your attitude to progression, and wiping has always been the realm of PVE,  and Arena,  and now it will be BG’s as well.

The best song that comes to mind for me is the chorus to Tubthumping

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You’re never going to keep me down

Or because I remember the hours, and the deaths of Progression dying –  Stone Sours  Made of Scars

Yeah, cut right into me
Yeah because I am made of Scars
Yes I am made of scars

Getting knocked down, and collecting a few battle scars has always been the way progression goes. I’ve done it in Pve

and in Pvp

If you want to go places you need to die few times.  Get back up,  try again,  and do it differently.  They would have felt so much more better if they had worked as a team instead of Ghosting out.

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5 Responses to “I get knocked down – and then I ghost out”


  1. 1 Shiva December 4, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Just saying! Our current Kiwi Shadow priest is going Holy Paladin! We need a new Shadow Priest, maybe one from Oz!

    Alas, our times aren’t all that friendly.

  2. 2 Bee December 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I have found myself becoming less and less patient with people who just give up in BGs. Some of the most memorable battlegrounds I’ve been in are the ones that we make a remarkable comeback. Often times this happens because the original fail group will leave the BG, allowing a new group of more capable players to join late and help bring a victory.

    I have yet to see this group ghost mentality on my battlegroup. I know if I did see that though I would be doing everything in my bg-chat power to get them to drop group so we can get better people in the bg.

  3. 3 Gnomeaggedon December 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Meh.. living is overrated.

    I can understand skipping a rez so the whole team is together, in position, ready to strike with the next rez wave…

    But waiting out a BG as a ghost… better off taking your chances with an /afk deserters buff.. probably take less time to remove the stink of the shame too.

  4. 4 Svlad December 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Dating back to the MUD era, the theme song of my multiplayer RPGing has been Don’t Fear the Reaper.

    What I struggle with is the fact that my appetite for repeated death almost always exceeds that of anyone I play with.


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